Kimukatsu

5/F East Wing, Shangri-La Plaza, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Kimukatsu
4.0
4.0 Stars

113 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 38
  • 4 stars 46
  • 3 stars 24
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 4
  • 122 Reviews
  • 318 Recommend
  • 113 Reviewers
Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6327270333

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 5:00p - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 5:00p - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 5:00p - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 5:00p - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Reservations:
Yes
Kids Menu:
No
Delivery:
No
Take Out:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
Ambience:
Casual
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual

Most Recent Reviews

Yna N.
4.0 Stars

The best katsu in town!!!128523128077🏻

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Unisse C.
4.0 Stars

With so many katsu places opening in the Philippines, Kimukatsu's probably one of the katsu places I don't hear much about from friends. I wonder why though since they have a pretty good menu and their katsu is also different from the usual chunk of pork cutlet.

The brag about having 25 layers of mille-feuille katsu in different flavors. Mille-feuille is actually a dessert made from thin layers of puff pastry. But for Kimukatsu, they stacked thin layers of pork and made it into a katsu!

I actually like their katsu because it's really soft and tender. Their flavors are also pretty unique and distinct. Cheese, Black Pepper, Negi Shio, Garlic, Ume Shiso, Yuzu Kosyo and if course, plain. 128077🏼

What I also like about this place is that they have 2 choices for the refillable miso soup – red miso or white miso. White miso is less salty and has less of that strong miso taste while the red miso has the robust miso flavor (which I love).

I enjoy the katsu, miso and the cabbage here and I would love to come back to try the other flavors. 128513 So far, the cheese and the plain are safe choices! 128077🏼 Black pepper too, if you really love the pepper taste.

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John P.
1.0 Stars

Service is crazy bad make you wait outside and staff would just look at you without anyone entertaining crazy worthless

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Gino G.
4.0 Stars

This resto is one of pinaka malinis and cozy place na nakainan ko the ambiance was great makakapag relax ka and good for a date kasi makapag usap kayu ng maayus walang maingay hehe yung wall na nakidikit dun is so cool the light are tama lng and most of all they are great ang sarap for 199 pesos meal of gyudo set may ice tea na may white soup pa hehe nakakabusog128522128522128522128522

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Butch G.
5.0 Stars

I had the original, with layered pork slices. Very tender! I thorougly enjoyed
My meal at the Shangri La branch. It comes with salad,
Miso
Soup and rice. Exvellent value!

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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars

People change as time pass by. Priorities shift and some friends come and go. That's how life is. Dwelling in how great things were will just hinder you from appreciating the present. I admit, I used to be guilty with reminiscing about the past, how happy and carefree college was. Okay, perhaps it wasn't as carefree as I recall as I do remember sleepless nights because of those financial models we just could not balance. But I am thankful for one thing... the people who stayed.

It has been a while since I last saw J and M. The last time I met J was way back in 2010 while it was 2012 for M. I guess we all got busy but interestingly, kept in touch thanks to Facebook. Hey, this could be a movie, eh? Uh, not really.

Anyway, we all decided to meet up at Shangri-La (since I'm the youngest and I get the first pick!) and went to Kimukatsu, a Japanese restaurant at the East Wing.

For some reason, I had an impression that it is just like its neighbor, Ikkoryu Fukuoka. But when we got there and saw the menu, it is just like Yabu. KimuKATSU... duh! Since we're there and comfy, we decided to go for it.

I ordered the Black Pepper Katsu (PHP390) while J went for the Tatsuta-Age (PHP180) and another katsu viand I forgot to note. M on the other hand went for the Kimukatsu Plain Sandwich (PHP210) and Agedashi Tofu (PHP180). I also ordered Japanese Panna Cotta for dessert (PHP110).

First served were the complimentary miso soup and cabbage followed by the Tatsuta-Age and Kimukatsu Plain Sandwich. I had to take quick snapshots of the dishes as I was not with people who are used to being around a food blogger who believes in "picture before satisfying the tummy".

I haven't had the heart to ask for a bite too as they seemed to be famished. But based on how quickly they finished their meals, I'm guessing that the dishes were pretty good.

My Black Pepper Katsu arrived next and it was scrumptious! The black pepper taste was quite strong and the katsu was pretty tender. The coating was crisp too. J however asked for my last 4 chunks and finished it without hesitation.

M offered though his Agedashi Tofu which was pretty soft and hard to get with chopsticks so we ended up using a spoon. It reminded me of taho with breading. The sauce was pretty sweet too which was a good balance with the bland tofu.

Last served was the Japanese Panna Cotta which I was really excited to try as I wanted to know what the powder was.

After a spoonful, I realized it's like panna cotta with pulvoron. The powder reminded me of milk with sesame. It's satisfying but not as extraordinary as I thought.

Oh well. I do hope that they expand their menu with more options.

#12Days

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Paulo Jose L.
4.0 Stars

Passed by Kimukatsu in Shangrila and I was drawn to the the dark avante-garde walls. Knowing that they specialize on Katsu, I thought it was just another of those mainstream Katsus like Yabu, or the underappreciated Saboten. I was wrong. Kimukatsu is sooo unique that their katsus have seven different flavors to choose from, and that every bite has a juicy chunk.

128298Cheese Kimukatsu - This is a must try! With savory cheddar cheese oozing from the middle, this flavor hails as the best selling flavor in Japan.
128298Other Katsu flavors: Yuzu kosho (yuzu fruits and chili pepper), Ume shiso (sour plum), Negi shio (marinated spring onion), black pepper, garlic, plain - Loved the Negi shio as well!

Nice to eat here with friends, so you can try all the flavors!

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Januel C.
5.0 Stars

Ever wondered why it is so pricey here? Stop wondering and just try their Katsu! Best katsu ever!

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Vicvic M.
5.0 Stars

My wife and my 2 year old loved the hire katsu.
I had the cream dory katsu - it was ok but i've had better.

Service was good. Waiters were attentive, quick to respond.
The rice was something we really liked. Better than any similar resto.

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Rusty V.
5.0 Stars

Great ambience, Good food, and Excellent service! It's really a great experience dining here128522 My family and I enjoyed the katsus we ordered kimukatsu Curry, Creamy Spinach and pesto.

Its more jucier than yabu's i should know tried once in Sm Aura....Its definitely a must try! 1285221285219786128154128154128154

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Sandro V.
4.0 Stars

Tonkatsu joints are all over but some don't quite meet expectations. Try Kimukatsu for the quality of their meat. Shown here is Tonkatsu Hire.

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Neb M.
4.0 Stars

This place is really similar with Yabu but has a higher end ambiance. Utensils are more interesting as compared to Yabu, thus the higher end feel (and additional justification for a pretty expensive meal) 128521
Meals are inclusive of unli rice, cabbage, and miso soup (red or white). Their Kurobota meat or the black pig tastes better than Yabu as well. Yay. The one I had at Yabu was not really "black pig" so I got disappointed. Haha. In picture, the meat should be darker than the usual but this one wasn't. This resto is a good option if you find Yabu to cramped128077🏻128079🏻128076🏻9786

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Jen M.
4.0 Stars

This is our second time to visit this restaurant and we are always happy with our meal for the ff reasons:
1. Katsu sets come with unlimited rice, miso and cabbage
2. Miso soup are of two kinds, the red and the white. The white one is just enough for me.. The red one is salty.
3. There are several flavors of katsu to choose from and all of them are good 128521
4. The cabbage is "finely" grated but needs to be "spinned" to shake off some water
5. There are lots of sauces to choose from
6. Tofu-- my favorite!
7. Shrimp appetizer, i forgot the name-- so flavorful!
8. Food attendants are very attentive

We will keep coming back!

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Anthony A.
4.0 Stars

This is nice! Seems light, but a bit heavy. 128077128077128077 #kimukatsusandwich

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Nins A.
3.0 Stars

Food was yum! I ordered the seafood special 2 with ebi, salmon, oyster and squid. The flavor was divine!

I have to comment on their service though. The staff was not very attentive. They interchanges my order with my dad's even if they called out the name of the food, refill of the soup and cabbage wasn't instant unlike in Yabu where waiters would be going around offerings refills.

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Vicvic M.
5.0 Stars

Yummy!!! Even their basic (not the kurobota) katsu meals are good.

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Cheska S.
4.0 Stars

We ordered their kurobuta kimukatsu premium set which came with unlimited rice, cabbage and white or red miso soup. We love the fact that the rice came in a big serving container which made the refill process faster. Same thing goes with the veggies.

We also loved the fact that we could switch between red and white miso soup. The red is saltier then the white miso soup.

The katsu was delicious and juicy but I think the katsu from Yabu is jucier, tastier, softer, and has a bigger serving.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed my meal here, more so when we could order sauces on the side consisting of pesto cream, spinach and cream, and mushroom sauce. They gave generous servings of the sauce that cost Php70 each. You can have several alternatives for your sauce here, which I liked.

They have new katsu that comes with any of those 3 sauces spread on top of it. As we wanted to taste all, we just ordered the sauces and shared the same. We still had a lot of left over sauce after we finished our katsu but we were too full to order more katsu.

They also have excellent service, which made our dining experience even better.

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Bibien T.
1.0 Stars

Horrible food, horrible service.128532

The server explained to us that Kimukatsu's Katsu was Mille Feuille or layered pork. It was supposed to make the katsu softer. Maybe it was softer compared to other restaurants', but their katsu was really, really bland. Some parts were even soggy.

The salad dressings on the other hand tasted weird. The roasted sesame dressing was really sweet and had a weird consistency. The sour dressing tasted like soy sauce and calamansi, the kind of sauce that you put in siomai. The sweet and spicy dressing tasted like ordinary chili oil. The wasabi dressing was also too sweet for my taste.

The only thing I liked was the red miso soup.

The servers were nice enough but they kept on asking if we wanted dessert. When we got our bill, we were surprised to see 2 desserts and an iced tea that we didn't order included in our receipt.128528

Not coming back here ever again. You're better off with Yabu, Ginza Bairin or Saboten.

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Dexth L.
5.0 Stars

Excellent on everything... Love their Cheese and Black Pepper Katsu 128077

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Khaye d.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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